Howard County Recreation & Parks offers tennis programs, camps and leagues for all ages and skill levels (from beginners to adult recreational players).
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Looking for a job this fall or spring? HCRP is hiring Assistant Tennis Instructors for youth tennis classes. Classes run weekday afternoons from 4pm-7:30pm and weekends varying between the hours of 8am-6pm at various parks in Howard County. Fall classes start in September and Spring classes start at the end of March. Candidates must be reliable, mature, courteous, professional and have knowledge/experience playing or instructing tennis.
Spring Break Camps:
TGA Premier Youth Tennis (6-11 yrs)
The US Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students develop tennis skills utilizing kid-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets you rallying and having fun right away. In addition, learn relevant enrichment skills such as sportsmanship, math, science, technology, history, and more as they advance through our five-level program. Parents receive weekly email updates and process report at the end. Program is taught by USTA-trained coaches inside the school's gym. We provide all tennis equipment including racquet and balls. Open to all skill levels, but ideal for beginners. Fee includes prize, wristband, and student handbook.
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School's Out TGA Premier Youth Tennis Clinic (6-11 yrs)
The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis One-Day Clinics which offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches and exciting activities that keep them active all day. This one-day clinic will include station-based instructions (racquet and rally skills), athletic development, rules & etiquette and character development lessons, discussions on STEM concepts in tennis, fun games, and match play. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches. All tennis equipment is provided during the program (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets) and all students receive prizes. Ideal for new and novice tennis players, but all experience levels are welcome to join.
TGA Premier Middle School Tennis (11-14 yrs)
The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students will develop tennis skills utilizing smaller tennis courts and youth-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets them rallying and having fun right away. In addition, students will learn relevant character development and STEM skills such as sportsmanship, respect, math, science, technology, and more. Middle school programs include a focus on match play, team competition, and strategies to prep students for their future high school tennis team. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches. All tennis equipment is provided during the program (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets) and all students receive prizes. Ideal for new and novice tennis players.
All participants must complete the USTA’s waiver before participation in any program: https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAIVER.
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USTA Tennis Play Day (6-11 yrs)
A USTA Play Day allows kids to compete with players of similar age and skill level. The action will keep moving in quick matches and so will your child. With the emphasis on fun, kids gain both confidence and play experience in a low-pressure environment with friends. Participants will compete against multiple opponents in non-eliminating matches using red balls on 36-foot courts and/or orange balls on 60-foot courts. Ideal for those that have basic mastery of strokes and can rally, but have not yet had as much match play experience.
All participants will receive prizes and they all must complete the USTA's waiver before participation in any program https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAIVER.
Youth Team Challenge (6-14 yrs)
This is an introduction to tennis competition offering a low-pressure team environment for children to develop their skills through level-based play, without an emphasis on instruction of results. It is designed to be a fun and social environment that highlights character and skill development. The USTA instructors will engage participants through a team experience that keeps them active, learning and focused. A Coordinator will be on site to run the Team Challenge. All equipment will be provided, but participants may bring their own racquet. Fee includes six one hour sessions as well as a participant gift. All participants must complete the USTA's waiver before participation in any program https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAIVER.
High School Off Season Tennis League (13-17 yrs)
This league provides a recreational tennis experience for high school aged singles or doubles players. All matches played on outdoor tennis courts throughout Howard County. Competitions held in the evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday and throughout the day on Saturdays. One match per week. Play will follow USTA rules with best of three sets for each match with a 2-hour time limit. Players will compete against a minimum of 3 playing partners and play a total of six matches through the nine-week season. No end of season tournament is provided. An on-site supervisor will be present at all matches. A kickoff meeting will be held for all players prior to the start of matches. All-important league information will be sent out before the season.
Adult Social Tennis Series (18 yrs+)
The US Tennis Association, Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) presents the Adult Social Tennis Series. Adults participate in one hour of doubles match play and Cardio Tennis rotations over five weeks. A Coordinator will be on site to keep you engaged and having fun. Tennis balls will be provided, but please bring a racquet. Fee includes five one hour sessions as a well as a USTA prize. All participants must complete the USTA’s waiver before participation in any program: https://form.jotform.com/ustamidatlantic/USTAMAS_AdultSocialTennis_Waiver.
HCRP permits tennis courts across Howard County throughout the year for scheduled programs, classes and leagues. Below is an overview of days and times that specific courts are not available for public use.
***Subject to change due to make-up classes